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Perl is best suited for the purpose it was designed for, namely text manipulation. Though Perl's regular expressions are supported by other languages such as PHP and other software such as PostgreSQL, only Perl has effectively integrated text manipulation into the syntax of the language itself. The importance of text manipulation should be clear when considering that all emails, web pages and even the source code for computer programs are made up of text.
last updated 2007.09.25
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